New Orleans Getting New Streetcar Line For Superbowl
The Superbowl is coming to the Big Easy again, this is the tenth time in NFL history, and is being marked with new construction.
Loyola Avenue is the sight of much noise, machinery, and workers who are attempting to build a new rail system that will make a connection to the trolley system in the French Quarter. Travel between the Superdome and the French Quarter will be much easier once this construction is finished. This is especially important for a city that heavily relies on tourism for much of it's money.
A $45 million grant was given to the city of New Orleans by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The new rails aren't the only part of the city getting a facelift for the big game. Pot holes are being filled in the French Quarter, the airport is getting a big upgrade and the city is getting beautified overall for the occasion. The project has gone over budget by about $7 million and it is running behind schedule, but officials say that everything should be fine by the time the game is played in the city.
Many feel like this game is more important than others because it is the first time the city has hosted the Superbowl since Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the city. The Superbowl is on February 3rd, 2013.